Friday, April 8, 2011

Disneynature's African Cats Opens Earth Day

The third movie from Disneynature, African Cats, opens this Earth Day: April 22, 2011. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, African Cats follows the true life stories of a lion cub, Mara; a cheetah, Sita, and her 5 newborns; and Fang, leader of the pride. It is like the real life version of The Lion King! My boys and I have already watched the trailer a dozen times and they keep asking for more. What child doesn't love to watch real life animals in action?

See African Cats, Save the Savanna

During the opening week of African Cats, Aprill 22 - 28, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. The goal is to ensure the future of animals in the African savanna. "See African Cats, Save the Savanna" is the third conservation project from Disney. In 2009 with the release of Earth, three million trees were planted in the Brazil's Atlantic Forrest. Then in 2010, with the movie Oceans, audiences helped to establish 40,000 acres of marine protected areas in The Bahamas.

How Can You Help?
- SEE THE MOVIE! Get to the theaters with your family to see African Cats between April 22 - 28.
- Like Disneynature on Facebook where you can interact with African Cats content every day. Share content with your Facebook friends to help spread the word.
- Pledge to see African Cats on Eventful. There is a real-time counter to show how many people have participated, and there will also be a graphical map representing the number of acres across the savanna that are being conserved based upon the number of pledges received. Upon arriving at the theater, fans can check in via their mobile device to win special prizes.
- Buy your tickets through Disney Tickets Together. Facebook's first social ticketing application, this allows fans to engage with the film by inviting friends to see African Cats and purchase tickets for local theaters without ever leaving Facebook. For all "African Cats" events created in Tickets Together, Disney will increase the donation to the Save the Savanna fund for every "Yes" RSVP that the events receive. The application launches during the week of April 18.

For more information on African Cats, the "See African Cats, Save the Savanna" initiative or to download educational guides, visit


  1. This is wonderful what Disney is doing. I can't wait to go see the movie

  2. Mariana, thanks for sharing this information. What a great outing for the family, chance for the children to enjoy learning about big cats, and help save them, too! Way to go, Disney!


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